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Re: Can we please call for patience?
Posted by: panchopepe
Date: 25/03/2012 23:35
Agree 100% w GroveF1.

The thing is, as team supporters its OK to point at mistakes our drivers or the team makes, but we are not in high school here. Lets put things in the proper context.

I think it would be good if some folks here could imagine their comments being taken into account by the team when it comes to making decisions.

As I said in the Malaysia race thread: What if Pastor's engine failure, which robbed us of a double top10 weekend, could be traced back to a single mistake by a mechanic who didn't tighten a nut properly? Would we sack him? perhaps if it was a chronic thing (like Nakajima's continued lack of decent performance), maybe. But if the guy is an otherwise good mechanic who made a stupid mistake once or twice, it makes no sense to be asking for his dismissal, as it takes time and resources to find a comparable one, train him and acclimatize him with the team.

The same goes for drivers. I think the team needs some stability in that regard. Give a good platform for Bruno and Pastor to develop and get more experience and give us good performances (like Monaco 2011, Melbourne 2012 until the last lap, and to an extend Bruno's 2012 Malaysia), and show that Williams is back... and then we will attract sponsors and be attractive to top experienced drivers. And maybe, maybe, our current guys will actually turn out to be so good, that we would not want to replace them. I mean, imagine a Maldonado without the rookie mistakes? Can you get De La Rosa, who rarely makes mistakes, to be as fast as Pastor is?

So, lets think twice before writing, or rather, lets avoid drinking while writing comments here (which is what I sense given the crazy comments by some here).

Put things in a balance: We are finally in an upward trend. Thins are going to get a lot better for us now that we have a decent car, good tech staff, and reasonable promising drivers.

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